Why Give?

Few know that a ticket purchases cover just half of what it costs to produce all that you see onstage. When you give to Cardinal Stage, you can be assured that your generosity is supporting:

  • Quality & Professionalism: High quality live theatre featuring professional paid actors, designers, technicians, and more!
  • Value: Affordable options for every budget.
  • Inclusion: All who want to attend a show CAN! Whether it wheelchair accessibility, audio enhancement, or productions hosted in American Sign Language we will work with you to meet your needs. We even distribute thousands of free and reduced price tickets to students and families who need them most.
  • IUCU Educational Initiative: Education and outreach efforts that support over 5,000 students participating in over 52 educational programs a year. Learn more about the IUCU Education Initiative here.
  • Community Impact: Cardinal prides itself on being a positive community partner and neighbor. We partner with dozens of local businesses each year, employ nearly 400 individuals throughout our season, and bring 25,000+ patrons into downtown Bloomington each year to shop, dine, and support local businesses.
  • Unforgettable Experiences: The best possible patron experience from the time you purchase your ticket, until you leave the performance space and every step in between.


Individual Support

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Corporate Sponsors

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Support Education

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